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In Which We Serve

Published 1942
Topics War, WWII, WW2, Drama, Propaganda

Based on the true story of Lord Mountbatten's destroyer, the film unfolds in flashback as survivors cling to a dinghy, and interweaves the history of their ship with the onshore lives of her crew.

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Noel Coward produced, wrote the screenplay, composed the score, and starred as Captain Edward Kinross. Coward also officially codirected, though he handed the reigns to David Lean (his directorial debut).

Also stars: John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson, Kay Walsh, and Joyce Carey

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Run time 109 minutes, 28 seconds
Producer Noel Coward, Anthony Havelock-Allan, and Herbert Smith
Production Company Two Cities Films
Audio/Visual Mono, Black & White
Language English


Reviewer: Essayist - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 25, 2013
Subject: Pure genius
This must be one of the greatest war films ever made, a journal of pure genius and of man's bravery in the face of impossible odds. This film has everything and can only be 5 star plus.
Reviewer: krishna kumar menon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 25, 2011
Subject: In Which We Hope To Serve
What wouldnt anyone give to have been part of this ship and served with this captain. One does not have to like war films to love this one and if he or she likes war flicks this has to be amongst the three best war movies ever made.
What acting, what story telling, and what direction! All the more to be appreciated for the period of its production and an almost one-man show by that genius Noel Coward.
How did this masterpiece ever get into the public domain one may ask? But in my selfish way of thinking I am glad it did as it can reach the multitude of viewers who did not get a chance to see this gem.
Any other sttaement will either not do justice or will be a repitition of anothers rendering so watch it and watch it again.
Reviewer: kenyagirl - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 2, 2010
Subject: A story well told
I am moved by the deep sense of humanity portrayed in this well written movie. the characters lives show the love, loyalty,courage, suffering, personal fears during battle any person would face-no matter the nationality. -the script is excellent, no excess dialogue- a surprise movie I found today.definitely recommend
Reviewer: danielps2fan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 17, 2010
Subject: A Moving and very English war film
Whilst a lot of american war films concentrate on the gung-ho heroics, this film takes an altogether different angle concentrating a more human story of sacrifice and loss. It is important to remember that this was a propaganda film commisioned by the British government and so does seem a little moralising and patriotic in places. Never the less its still a brave film for the time with scenes of suffering and the chaos of war. The film is the first film directed by Davis Lean with Noel coward sharing directing credits. It has all the hallmarks of the wit of Coward with the technical brilliance of Lean. It is one of my favourite war films and comes highly recommended. Just dont let Celia Johnsons extremely posh accent put you off as this is a stella production with characters you will deeply care about by the end.
Reviewer: doowopbob - favoritefavorite - April 25, 2010
Subject: ....Whenever Im...
....In Trouble, I Cling To My Dinghy..!
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